Is Goat’s cheese better for you than cow’s cheese?
Which is better? Goats cheese or cows cheese?
I have always been wary of goats, mainly because I was attacked by one many years ago. The kind owner of the mean goat told me that “Pearl” was not attacking me but merely being friendly.
I learnt how to jump a fence that day, and remember quite clearly the tattered remains of my chewed cardigan! Pearl the goat had very sharp teeth!
Goats cheese and it’s nutritional benefits
As with other cheeses, goats cheese nutritional content will vary depending on the processing method used during the ageing or curing process.
Goats cheese contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper and Iron, and is a good source of Selenium, Magnesium and Niacin (vitamin B3) so is good for healthy bones.
It also has healthy fats and contains more medium-chain fatty acids than cows’ milk, which are known to be more rapidly broken down and absorbed by the body and less likely to be stored as fat.
Another fat found in goats milk is known to contain capic acid which is a medium chain fatty acid that is recognised for possessing anti bacterial and anti -inflammatory properties.
Goats milk also contains Probiotics which are good for promoting digestive health and boosting immunity.
It is naturally lower in lactose which causes symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating and gas.
Goats milk also has lower levels of A1 casein which is a protein that causes sensitivity in some people and inflammation in the gut.
It has more A2 casein, a protein that is known to be less allergenic and less inflammatory than the A1 variety. Read more here about A2 milk
Goats feta and cheeses are delicious and offer a very pleasant alternative.
It is nutritious and packed with vitamins, minerals and healthy fats and is probably a better choice if you have an intolerance to cows milk.
Recipes with Goats cheese
Here are a few links to some delicious goat cheese recipes
Jamie Oliver’s tasty recipe
Owning a pet goat is quite common overseas it seems. When travelling through Germany following the Rally, we had to climb many hills to get a good view of the race, and we came across some very friendly goats.
I remember thinking that the goats cheese we ate later that evening in the little paved streets of the town of Trier was so very tasty!
Interesting facts about goats
They are foragers not grazers and have four stomachs. Their lifespan is about the same as a dog’s lifespan. On average they have 2 young a year and can recognise their kid by the sound of its unique cry, and not by sight.
They are very good climbers and are known to even climb trees. They also do not do well when left just on their own.
They need a friend as they get depressed it seems if they are on their own. So the owner of Pearl the goat who ate my cardigan was right. Pearl was just being friendly!
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